Encouragement Category

When you need to find your fight again…

We spent this last weekend at our church for the Family Life Conference. It was a weekend to strengthen, encourage, and refresh families as they navigate through the joys and challenges of parenting. It was such a great weekend, and if you were able to join us, I hope you left feeling encouraged! I, personally, […]

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That’s Not Fair

“Hey! That’s not fair!!!” It’s seems that as a society we have bought into this idea that things ought to be fair. We protest loudly when we perceive this value to be infringed upon. It’s like we have a constitutional right as an American….or even more, a God-given right as a person…to be treated fairly. […]

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Remember…

This has not been the week that many expected to be having. When I think back over this last week, and even over the last few years, and the loved ones we have lost – I pause to remember. I want to remember their lives, their faces, their funny quirks, their love for the Lord…and […]

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When You’re Suddenly Broken

Early this morning I just wrote. I needed to process. When I started writing I wasn’t even sure anyone would ever read the words but me. The next post I had ready to go was more about building our marriages…about the importance of date nights. In light of circumstances this week and things that have […]

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Cultivating Gratitude in your Marriage

Let’s see if you can relate… Husband comes home from work and begins to talk about his day. You listen, somewhat empathetically, while internally you are rolling your eyes and thinking about the challenges your day held. Or maybe, your wife starts going on and on about all she’s had to deal with and get […]

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